1893: Building the first Ferris Wheel Amanda September 14, 2012 1800-1899, Architecture 1 CommentFavourited 911 times Add to favourites One Response Ivan September 14, 2012 The book The Devil in the White City, despite being primarily about a mass murderer, goes into detail about many of the wonders at the Chicago Worlds Fair, including the Ferris Wheel. It was designed to “compete” with Eiffel Tower. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.